Comic convention, canoe gifting, Picnic on the Pier among Peninsula attractions

A comic convention, a new home for a canoe and a special Picnic on the Pier are among the attractions on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at


Comic convention

CLALLAM BAY — The sixth annual Clallam Bay Comicon will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The free event will be at the Clallam Bay Sekiu Lions Club, 90 Bogachiel St.

Featured artists will be Diana Kennedy, Jake Richmond, Roberta Gregory and Aly Wolf.

Kennedy is traveling from France to share her comic books and screen her animated film, “The Vosges Beast.”

Richmond will showcase his Modest Medusa series.

Gregory, who has attended every Clallam Bay Comicon, will return with her Cat Toon books.

Wolf, from La Push, will offer costuming and crowns.

For more information, visit or email donnabarr01

Writing sessions

CLALLAM BAY — The public is invited to Clallam Bay Library’s Write Stuff sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The sessions will be held every Wednesday until Sept. 20, with local writer Oscar Hammer facilitating the sessions at the library, 16990 state Highway 112.

No previous writing experience is necessary. Participants are asked to bring their own materials.

For more information, call 360-963-2414, email or visit


Canoe given to ONRC

FORKS — The Olympic Natural Resources Center will host a celebration as Viola Penn Riebe gifts her canoe, The Viola, to the center at noon Saturday.

The public is invited to this event at the ONRC, 1455 S. Forks Ave.

The canoe had been on display in the Pioneer Memorial Park in Sequim since 1967, maintained by the Sequim Prairie Garden Club.

The canoe was removed from the park in April and returned to its owner, Riebe.

For information about Saturday’s celebration, call Frank Hanson at the ONRC, 360-374-4556 or email

Senior legal advice

FORKS — A free senior legal advice clinic will be held Monday by appointment only.

The free clinic will be available to seniors age 60 and older on issues such as powers of attorney, simple wills, transfer of assets and Medicaid.

Call Susie at 360-374-9496 for an appointment.

Tuesday night bingo

FORKS — The Forks Elks Lodge will host Tuesday Night Bingo at 6:30 p.m.

The early bird session will start at 6:30 p.m., while the regular bingo will begin at 7 p.m. at the lodge at 941 Merchants Road.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Logging and mill tour

FORKS — The Forks Logging and Mill Tour will feature the West End’s roots in trees and the logging industry Wednesday.

The tour leaves at 8:45 a.m. from the Forks Visitor Information Center at 1411 S. Forks Ave., and returns at noon. Participants are urged to arrive 15 minutes early for registration.

The tours, which continue through Sept. 6 each Wednesday, are free but donations are accepted. The tours are sponsored by the Forks Chamber of Commerce and made possible by donations from many local businesses and tour participants.

Appropriate footwear, such as boots or sneakers, are required. Cameras are allowed. Children older than 8 are welcome.

The tours are limited to 12 people so reservations are recommended.

To reserve a space, call 360-374-2531.

Birdhouse building

FORKS — The public is invited to Forks Library’s hands-on birdhouse building workshop at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Conducted by the Home Depot, the workshop is planned to be held at the library, 171 Forks Ave.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit


CERT training

JOYCE — The Joyce/Lake Sutherland Community Emergency Response Team will host a training session from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Those interested in learning about emergency preparedness and response are encouraged to attend the free community training at the Crescent Grange, 50870 state Highway 112.

This volunteer group meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month.

The training program educates people about disaster preparedness and offers training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, basic first aid and disaster medical operations.

For more information, call Donna Pacheco at 360-808-4246.


Benefit event

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to Harbinger Winery’s benefit event “Feline Fine” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is by donation for the event which will feature music, wine, food and a raffle at the winery, 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101.

The Crocs will provide music, while sampling Harbinger’s “Caternet” wine, Mt. Townsend artisan cheeses and WeDo Fudge.

For more information, call 360-452-0414 or email

Wall-raising ceremony

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s wall-raising ceremony for the Mark and Cecie family home at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Attendees can write a note or blessing on the 2-by-4-inch planks which will become the family’s home in the Maloney Heights Development, 1616 Maloney Court.

For more information, call 360-775-3742.

Eat, read

PORT ANGELES — Youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to Port Angeles Library’s “Donuts and Books!” event at 11 a.m. Monday.

Attendees can have doughnuts and read books at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The library will provide tools and tips about how to find a new read.

Those interested can bring their own book titles to share, or just read and eat a doughnut.

For more information, call 360-460-8500, email or visit

Mental health training

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Behavioral Health invites the public to attend its Youth Mental Health First Aid Training program Wednesday and Thursday.

The $75 class will be from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the behavioral health center at 118 E. Eighth St.

The program is designed to teach adults a six-step action plan about how to help a youth 12-18 who might experience a mental health, addiction challenge or crisis, according to a press release.

Registration is required for the event.

To register, call Kathy Hansen at 360-457-0431 ext. 139 or visit

Seed saving

PORT ANGELES — Veteran Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt will discuss how to save, store and trade seeds at noon Thursday.

The hour-long presentation in the county commissioners meeting room (Room 160) in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., is part of the Green Thumb Garden Tips education series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Nesbitt will discuss the importance of regeneration of heirloom varieties on biodiversity. She will provide information on what seed to start if a home gardener wants to save seeds, how to design a garden for seed saving and how to store seeds to keep them viable.

She also will provide resources for exchanging seeds. The Master Gardener Green Thumb Garden Tips education series continues on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Forest management

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to hear a presentation about forest management at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Port Angeles Library.

Reed Wendel will speak about general forest ecology and forest land management in Clallam County at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Additionally, he will discuss forestry challenges and solutions which small forest landowners might face.

Wendel is a forester for Green Crow Corporation and holds a Master of Science in forest resources from the University of Washington.

For more information, phone 360-417-8500, email or visit

Storytime on the Road

PORT ANGELES — The next edition of Storytime on the Road will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center.

The series began the first Thursday in July with a storytime at the Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles.

This coming Thursday, it will be at the park visitor center at 3002 Mount Angeles Road.

The series is part of the North Olympic Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program. The library programs will be at 10:30 am. each Thursday in July at different venues in Port Angeles.

The rest of the schedule is:

• July 20: Webster’s Woods at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

• July 27: Port Angeles Fire Department, 102 E. Fifth St.

Storytimes are geared towards toddlers and preschoolers along with an adult in their lives.

For more information, see, call 360-460-8500, or email


Backyard birding

SEQUIM — The Backyard Birding classes at the Dungeness River Audubon Center will feature a presentation titled “Gulls and Shorebirds” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The center is located in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The cost of the session is $5 for adults, free for those younger than 18.

Bob Boekelheide will discuss the species that occur here, how they use local bays and shores, and a few tidbits from their fascinating life stories, according to a news release.

This will be the final backyard birding presentation of the 2016-17 series.

Native planting

SEQUIM — Master Gardener Mike Barnes will present on planting native plants in the garden at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden.

The free demonstration will take place at the garden, 2711 Woodcock Road.

For information, call Lorrie Hamilton at 360-565-2679.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The public is invited to a book discussion about “Delta Wedding” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Copies of the book are available in various formats, including regular print and large print, and can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at

For more information, call 360-683-1161 or visit

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of Sequim Library will host its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

This month’s special featured items include Native American history and art, sheet music and movie DVDs.

All indoor paperbacks will be priced at 50 cents, unless otherwise marked.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programming at the library.

Accordion social

SEQUIM — An accordion social is planned at Shipley Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the social at the center, 921 E. Hammond St., is a $2 to $3 suggested donation.

The featured player is Eileen Webber of Spokane.

Players of all levels are encouraged to bring their accordions and play one to three pieces.

For more information, call 360-481-4264.

Ice cream social

SEQUIM — The public is invited to Sequim Prairie Grange’s ice cream social from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Banana splits and sundaes will be available at the grange, 290 MacLeay Road for $5 each.

Proceeds from the social will benefit Volunteer Hospice Of Clallam County.

For more information, call Marie Paddock at 360-683-4599.

Gardening field trip

SEQUIM — The Sequim Garden Club monthly meeting will be a field trip to Chimacum Woods on Monday.

Participants in the free trip will meet to carpool at 10:15 a.m. at the Sequim Prairie Garden Clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim, for the tour at 2722 Thorndyke Road, Port Ludlow.

A restaurant lunch will take place after the tour, to be announced.

For information, email

Birdhouse workshop

SEQUIM — The public is invited to Sequim Library’s hands-on birdhouse building workshop at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Conducted by the Home Depot, the workshop will be held at Sequim Middle School’s cafeteria, 301 W. Hendrickson Road.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit

Value class

SEQUIM — The public is invited to attend Shirley Mercer’s free mini-class about value studies from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Mercer, a watercolor artist and instructor, will lead attendees with pencil and paper to answer questions such as “how much pigment do I need?” at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

A question-and-answer session will follow the class.

For more information, contact Mercer at 360-460-9874 or sm-art@qwest

Work to learn

SEQUIM — The Sequim Botanical Garden Society invites the public to work alongside its members at the Sequim Botanical Garden at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

A brief talk on the culture and care of lavender will kick off the event at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Those interested in attending are asked to bring their own tools, sunscreen and hats.

For more information, contact Jena Pier at 360-681-2308 or jeanpier@bell

Learn how to relax

SEQUIM — Shelby DePas, ARNP, will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum entitled “Stress and Relaxation, the Yin and the Yang of Life” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The lecture will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

DePas is a nurse practitioner and serves as Jamestown Clinic’s diabetes program coordinator. Clinic staff will be available to check blood pressure.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic which provides basic urgent care and chronic health care services to uninsured community members.

Volunteer training

SEQUIM — Volunteer training for Sequim Lavender Weekend will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

Sequim Chamber of Commerce and City of Sequim officials will review this year’s events and activities, distribute event guides and maps and answer questions.

For information, call 360-683-6197 or email


Picnic on the Pier

PORT TOWNSEND — Swan School will host summertime activities from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The private school’s third annual Picnic on the Pier fundraiser will offer music, free children’s activities, a wine and beer garden and food at the Pope Marine Plaza in downtown Port Townsend.

Meals are $20 and are wild salmon sandwiches or grass-fed beef burgers with salad, corn and brownies. Tickets are available at Crossroads Music in Port Townsend.

Bands will provide music. Harmonica Pocket is set to play from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Caribe Steel Band will perform from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dirty Beat Duo will play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, email, call 360-385-7340 or see

Free Fort Fridays

PORT TOWNSEND — The Fiddle Tunes Festival Showcase will be the featured performers at Centrum’s Free Fridays at the Fort at noon today.

The free lunchtime concert and reading series takes place on the lawn of the Nora Porter Commons at Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way.

For information, call 360-385-3102.

Conversation cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet at 11:45 a.m. today.

The public is invited to take part in discussions at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington St.

The topic for this week was not available.

For more information, go to

Solar home tour

PORT TOWNSEND — Power Trip Energy will hold a tour of solar powered homes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Participants should go to the company at 83 Denny Ave., for a presentation about products and available incentives. Maps and data sheets of homes to visit will be provided.

For information, email or call 360-643-3080.

Take a hike

PORT TOWNSEND — The Friends of Fort Worden Park invite the public to take a hike at North Beach County Park from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Fort Worden Commons, 200 Battery Way, after which the 2.5-mile walk will commence.

The hike is approximately 90 minutes in length, with trail difficulty ranging from easy to moderate.

For more information, email

Free Sunday swim

PORT TOWNSEND — In conjunction with the Jeffco Aquatic Coalition, Mountain View Pool will host a free swim from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. the pool at 1925 Blaine St. will be reserved for adults only, after which all ages are welcome to jump in at 2:15 p.m.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact Jan Fisler at 360-385-2089 or

Yoga benefit

PORT TOWNSEND — The monthly community yoga benefit “Feel good, Do Good” will be held at Madrona MindBody Institute, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The all-levels class will be open to the public and attendees can donate whatever they would like at Mindbody, 200 Better Way Building 310.

The class will be led by Aliina Lahti Locklear and Renee Klein.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Humane Society of Jefferson County.

For more information, call 360-344-4475.

Indivisible huddle

PORT TOWNSEND — The aide to U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, Mary Ann Robins, will speak at the next Indivisible Huddle meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Robins will provide information about current events in Washington, D.C., and the latest updates from Kilmer at the Unity Center, 3912 San Juan Ave.

Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, represents the 6th Congressional District, which includes the North Olympic Peninsula.

For more information, email Debbi Steele at

Angler meeting

PORT TOWNSEND — Members and guests of the East Jefferson Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers will discuss the crabbing season when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Members of the public are invited to the meeting at the Port of Port Townsend commissioners office, 333 Benedict St.

Refreshments will be served.


Chimacum ridge tour

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson Land Trust will lead a free public tour of a sustainable timber harvest at Chimacum Ridge 10 a.m. to noon Monday.

The group will meet at the north side of Chimacum Corner Farmstand’s parking lot, 9122 Rhody Drive.

During the tour, attendees can learn about sustainable forestry techniques, and see them in action during the commercial thinning project.

Chimacum Ridge is a 850-acre land mass that rises between Center and Beaver Valleys, just south of the Chimacum Crossroads.

The land trust is working with a group of partners — including the land’s current owners, Ecotrust Forest Management — to convert the ridge into a protected community forest, according to a news release.

Event organizers advise those interested to wear long pants and sturdy shoes appropriate for uneven paths and rough ground.

For more information, call 360-379-9501, email or visit

Farm composting

CHIMACUM — WSU Jefferson County Extension will welcome Andy Bary for a workshop on farm compost from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Chimacum Grange Hall.

Admission will be by $20 donation. Registration is required as seating is limited at the grange, 9572 Rhody Drive.

Bary researches and educates producers about on-farm composting at Washington State University’s Puyallup Research Station.

Lunch is not included.

For information, call Kellie Henwood at 360-379-5610 ext. 201 or email


GOP meeting

PORT LUDLOW — Anne Stiles, the president of the Clallam County Republican Women, will speak at the meeting of the Republican Women of Jefferson County at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The meeting will be at the Inn at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road.

For more information, call Peggy Reep at 360-385-4953.


Jungle in a bottle

PORT HADLOCK — Children from age 12 to 18 are invited to take part in STEAM Fridays at 3:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Library.

Today’s STEAM project will feature making terrariums with pistachio shells, stones and charcoal at the library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Volunteer day

PORT HADLOCK — A Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Registration for participation was needed two weeks before the event. Another Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day is planned July 29.

Both are at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Volunteers join library staff in helping to provide deserving families in the community with strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Volunteers can come for a whole or a half day.

Boatbuilding tour

PORT HADLOCK — Members of the public are invited to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding’s free tour from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Held every first Friday of the month, those interested can witness the growth and changes happening at the school, 42 N. Water St.

For more information, call 360-385-4948 or email

Road trip stories

PORT HADLOCK — Author Sarah van Gelder will share stories from her book, “The Revolution Lives Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The presentation will be at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

Van Gelder is an author and editor who took a trip around the United States in 2015.

She lives on the Suquamish Tribe’s lands and serves on the board of the tribe’s Suquamish Foundation.


Summer celebration

QUILCENE — Center Valley Animal Rescue will host its annual Summer Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

A variety of activities are planned at the center at 11900 Center Road.

Raffles and silent auctions includes home baked pies and other delectables from center volunteers.

A masseuse will provide neck and shoulder massages.

Bunnies and kitties will be available for petting.


Roosevelt elk

BRINNON — The public is invited to Dosewallip’s State Park presentation about Roosevelt elk at 8 p.m. Saturday at the park’s amphitheater, 306996 U.S. Highway 101.

A park ranger will speak about herds of the animal in the park and provide specimens.

A discover pass is required for this event.

For more information, call 360-796-4415.

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